Award-winning APTN Investigates journalists join InFocus to talk stories and updates


The award-winning APTN News show Investigates has been around for 13 years bringing in-depth stories that go above and beyond what makes the headlines each day.

That’s where InFocus host Melissa Ridgen got her start at APTN.

The show has won more than 40 awards for its stories including the prestigious 2020 Michener Award- the top journalism honour in Canada.

On the newest episode of InFocus, she reaches into the Investigates department to get her former colleagues Kathleen Martens, John Murray and Kenneth Jackson to update stories from the past.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).